Friday, February 11, 2011

These Are The Moments

I woke up this morning to the sun streaming into our windows and this little face next to me...

The last few nights Mia was sleeping in her own crib.
Because I thought I would sleep better without her in bed with me.

But I didn't

In fact I woke up just as much.
I listen for her, check on her, think about her, anticipate her waking up to eat
...and I miss her.

I missed my little snuggler inch worming her way back over to me
I missed hearing her little grunts and snores and I missed her little body snuggled up
next to mine.

So last night, I kept her with me.

I wake up sore most mornings from holding her in my arms...
I am sleep deprived...
She won't take a bottle...
She doesn't want to be put down and wants to be held all of the time...
She insists on being rocked to sleep for every nap...
and I can go hours before getting to "me"....

But the truth is,
I wouldn't have it any other way.

Because I know, that way too quickly

Becomes this..

{His Spiderman Soccer Move}

And this

Becomes this....

{Her model pose}

Way.Too Fast.

I can't stop time but I can savor it.
I can make memories and special moments.
I can create significance in the every day.

I can capture the moments like this where I get to watch her waking up

And I wouldn't have it any other way
Cause these are the moments you can't get back and ones that will last forever


  1. Awww that is so sweet! I don't have any kids, but I know that you should cherish every moment, because I see it in my friends and coworkers children that they grow up so fast!!! :(

  2. We are a short term co-sleeping family. By short term I mean 9 months. It was the best. Sometimes, I wish we still did it. He's so big now, I'm sure he'd beat us up in his sleep!


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